Casey Back at Bat (Hardcover)
Let's put our hands together Now batting for Mudville . . . Casey
America has been waiting for this mighty ballplayer to step up to the plate and right his wrong that left Mudville in a state of gloom. Now, in this humorous, seam-splitting sequel to Ernest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic," award-winning author Dan Gutman offers Casey what any failed sports hero most desires--a second chance.
Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher bring fans the tense excitement of a thrilling game with their fabulous art and inventive design. All eyes will be on Casey as he comes back to bat. . . .
Will he finally bring joy to Mudville?
About the Author
Dan Gutman has always been a baseball fanatic. He played in Little League as a kid, and one of the first magazine articles he ever sold explained the science behind the spitball, the scuffball, and corked bats. When he thought about the T206 Honus Wagner--the most valuable baseball card in the world--he began to write honus & me, his first Baseball Card Adventure.
Dan is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series, as well as the internationally bestselling My Weird School series.
MICHAEL ST. LAWRENCE & STEVE JOHNSON are partners and cofounders of Outsell, a sales training and consulting business. Before they founded the business, St. Lawrence was vice president of product development and national accounts at Dale Carnegie. Steve Johnson was in the sales training field for 10 years and also worked at Dale Carnegie. Their clients include Merrill Lynch, Pacific Bell, Blue Cross, Dean Witter, The Trane Company, and The Money Store.
Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are an illustration team with more than forty picture books in print. Their work has garnered rave reviews and won awards. Their books include My Many Colored Days, Bebop Express, I Walk at Night, New York's Bravest, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Salamander Room. They were also concept artists for Pixar's Toy Story and A Bug's Life. They live in California with their son.